KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Former Prime Ministers, party leaders, lawmakers and other prominent figures have urged one and all to celebrate this year’s Dashain festival staying where they are and being cautious amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bada Dashain festival begins from today

October 17, 2020 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: "Navaratri Parba" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced from today. The auspicious hour for observing Ghatasthapana is 11:46 am today, according to Nepal Calendar Determination Committee.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The price of goat meat is likely to remain stable in the Kathmandu Valley during the upcoming festivals this year, as the production of local goats outweighs average demand, said the goat producers.

Vegetable prices continue to rise

November 9, 2019 10:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Even after the end of the festive season, the price of vegetables, instead of subsiding, continues to rise.

KAWASOTI, Oct 28: A squad from the District Police Office, Nawalparasai East last night arrested 28 people for gambling. According to the office, the team caught them red-handed from the Devchuli Party Palace at Daldale of Devchuli municipality-13.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The demand of sugar is generally higher during the festive season, creating more business for producers and traders. However, they are complaining of low business even during the recently-concluded Dashain and upcoming Tihar festivals this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepal is gradually becoming self-reliant on flowers, thanks to the rise in domestic production of flowers.

Festive tunes: Set the mood

October 4, 2019 10:31 am

Music is generally a big part of festivals. In any kind of gathering, dancing and singing are often how people like to enjoy themselves. For Dashain, we recommend you update your playlist with a few songs and tracks that can help set the right mood. Here we list our favorite five albums for this festive season.

Govt intensifies market monitoring

October 2, 2019 09:40 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection (DoCSP) has fined 140 stores out of 298 in course of its market monitoring for the upcoming festive season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Bada Dashain, the greatest festival of Nepali people, began on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Industry, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Interest Committee of the Federal Parliament, calling a meeting Wednesday, decided to direct stakeholders to maintain the quality of daily consumable goods and make supplies easier during the festive season.

Our years are filled with festivals and in midst of rush hours, a festive dress is a must for all. And, if you are wondering how to look stunning and gather all the attention, this festive season, then you ought to seek inspiration from Bollywood's most stylish divas. Here, we share with you a list of five best outfits worn by Bollywood divas that could be your festive outfits.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: To mark the beginning of festive season, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony for the third year in a row.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Police have arrested 662 gamblers  from 70 spots across Nepal during the 2018 festive season and confiscated well over Rs 11.2 million from them.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Eyeing the festive season, singer Shahiel Khadka has released his new song titled ‘Raksiko Taalaima’. The music video of the song features famous Nepali dance troop, Strukpop Dance Crew.

Five hurt in bus accident

October 16, 2018 10:02 am

BAITADI, Oct 16: As many as five people have been injured in a bus accident on the Mahakali highway at Bangabagar, Dilasaini-6 in Baitadi district.

LG brings festive offer

October 6, 2018 09:10 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Electronics brand LG has brought a special discount scheme targeting the festive season of Dashain, Tihar, and Chhat. Under this scheme, the company will offer cash discount up to 36 percent and other gift hampers on the purchase of any LG product.

I spy a kite in the Dashain sky

October 4, 2018 07:42 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Air borne kites and the intense aerial battles have been the focal leisure activity during Dashain for ages, until recently. As soon as monsoon ended, the vivid color variations of kites used to engulf the blue sky. Legends suggest that kites are indicators to Lord Indra, the rain god, that the fields had water aplenty. Kites are also believed to send ‘thank-you messages’ to the celestial deities for the abundant rain during monsoon.

Dashain is right around the corner. The glimmer and glamour in city junctions and marketplaces indicate the enthusiasm among the general public. The festival has garnered a reputation for providing the populace with an array of engaging activities, by bringing the entire country together, regardless of the race and religion, to celebrate the festival of togetherness. Celebrities are also currently engaged in preparing for the annual celebration.